Sunset Peak Climber's Log

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T. White - Jun 27, 2020 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2020

Fun fire road  Sucess!

A great hike to get back into the swing of things. The heat brought *many* bugs out, including delightful butterflies, but any hotter and it would've been very unpleasant anywhere that the lovely oak canopy didn't protect. Was fun to watch thunderclouds threaten to break over the Angeles Crest, but not quite reach the tipping point.


ChaseWagoner - May 25, 2020 11:51 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2020

Good views  Sucess!

First time back out this season, and this was a perfect start. Not being in great shape, the trail was just long enough to be a good, lightish workout, but not so long that it hurt. Round trip took about 4.5 hours at a low to moderate pace, including about 20 minutes for a snack up top. The views of Baldy and others were great. Every direction had something nice to see.


johnm - Oct 19, 2019 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2019

From Cow Canyon Saddle.   Sucess!

Nice early morning hike to the summit to catch the sunrise. Views were terrific in every direction.


StartingOver - Apr 24, 2018 8:57 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2018

Hiked after spring snowstorm  Sucess!

Hiked on a chilly day in March after a moderate storm brought snow down to 5,000 feet. There were only a couple of inches on the summit of Sunset Peak, but Baldy and company were draped in brilliant white.


missymtngirl - Mar 12, 2018 5:32 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2018

Foggy Day, Rainy Weekend   Sucess!

Crisp, foggy, misty day with only 3 hikers on this trail. A nice way to get out into nature so close to the city. The trail is easy but long enough to get some exercise and feel like you did something.

We went to the shake shack burger joint on the way home... deliciousness.


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Fire Road  Sucess!

Went up via the fire road and down the north ridge. Way too hot.


socalpeakbagger - Jun 25, 2017 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Took the trail up the ridge, in good shape.


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 24, 2016 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2016

the longer way  Sucess!

Drove past the saddle and came up from further west. 9 miles roundtrip. nice day


DM88T - Nov 5, 2016 1:19 pm

Re: Up the ridge, down the road

EastKing, it was fun meeting you and Josh and waiting for the sunset, so I signed up on SP. I didn't get the name of the fellow visiting from Colorado. Some stars out by the time I reached the car.


EastKing - Nov 4, 2016 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2016

Up the ridge, down the road  Sucess!

With Josh Lewis. We did this to see a stunning sunset. This was a great way to start the hiking.


brichardsson - Apr 13, 2016 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2016

two peak day  Sucess!

quick steep trip from cow canyon saddle


IronHiker - Aug 2, 2015 10:49 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2013

North ridge from Cow Canyon  Sucess!

Firebreak, short and sweet.


hightinerary - Apr 9, 2015 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2016

Sunrise on Sunset  Sucess!

9 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. Very warm, even early in the morning.


NavySeabee - Dec 29, 2014 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

From Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Cool, crisp, beautiful December hike up the fire break route. Skies were clearer than any other hike I've had in the San Gabes!


orbitor - Jul 3, 2014 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2013

Via Fire Road from Glendora Motorway  Sucess!

Took the longer route from where the paved road meets a fire road to the west. Pleasant walk-up, near the top took the east ridge straight up to summit. Fine views. Continued down the ridge to Colver Peak to the south.


surgent - Nov 4, 2013 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2013

Enjoyable day  Sucess!

In the area for a conference, hiked this before the long drive back to Arizona.

The parking area at Cow Canyon Saddle was open, although badly in need of some work. There were 4 other vehicles parked there.

I hiked the firebreak to the top, then a leisurely walk down the road back to my truck. The day was cool and clear, the valleys below covered in low fog.

The actual highest point of this peak (to me) is atop a rock about 100 feet to the northeast from the metal marker and old helipad. The differential is about a foot.

The views were tremendous. A nice, short, but rewarding hike.


RickF - Jun 25, 2013 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2013

An After Work Hike  Sucess!

My friend Chris found this hike and suggested it. It was a great after work hike. Easy to get and only a couple of hours but awesome views of So. Cal.


BobD3 - Feb 2, 2013 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2013

Easy stroll up  Sucess!

from Cow Canyon Saddle. Sunny weather and great views. Could see Catalina.


wildanessX - Nov 28, 2011 1:33 am Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

Sunset Loop  Sucess!

Took the 2N07 fire road up to the summit, and then descended via the northeast ridge. Nice hike, great views of the high-peaks, which recently received a nice dusting of snow.


dfeatsc - Oct 25, 2011 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Sunset Peak Success  Sucess!

Quick climb from the fire road. Spotted a few deer on the way to Colver Peak.

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